Report: Steam Summer Sale Starting Next Week

Report: Steam Summer Sale Starting Next Week

Beware: the wallet-stalking Steam Summer Sale is almost here, at least according to PayPal.

It seems like the Steam sale dates get leaked every year, and this year's Summer Sale is no exception. In a tweet sent out yesterday afternoon, PayPal UK said that "It's official" that the sale will begin on June 23.

That means you only have about six days to prepare your wallet. I suggest having someone hide it from you in a very unlikely place.

If you can't wait for the deals to begin, you can always check out the ongoing GOG.com Summer Sale.

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Figured as much, when the Weekend Deal was only 1 game.

Between the GOG sale and the Steam sale I'm gonna be poor till the winter but rich in games.

Hmm, on the one hand I could vote in the EU referendum... but I might miss out on a flash deal...

Gonna go buy some Steam Wallet vouchers tomorrow.

Josh123914:
Hmm, on the one hand I could vote in the EU referendum... but I might miss out on a flash deal...

Gonna go buy some Steam Wallet vouchers tomorrow.

Do they even do flash sales any more I thought they got rid of that when they introduced the refund policy?

No, Gabe... Nuuuuuu!!!!!

OK, fine. You got the GTA collection on sale?

Still got vaca pay out from my last job... It is ON!

Josh123914:
Hmm, on the one hand I could vote in the EU referendum... but I might miss out on a flash deal...

Gonna go buy some Steam Wallet vouchers tomorrow.

Do both, fill up the ol' Steam wallet and just use the Steam app on your Smartphone. Decide the fate of the EU and get fantastic deals on games; democracy and capitalism go hand in hand after all :p

Ah, steam summer sale. This might as well be sacred holiday of PC gamers.

I am looking somewhat forward...

i have nearly 20 games on my wishlist. i wonder how many of them will get a big discount. since its mostly indie titles. for me its important if it get over 75% off. or at least below 10$ to be considered worth it.

I waited.

XCOM2 was 33% off, but I waited for the Summer Sale.

Lets see if my waiting screwed me or not.

Alright cool...pay day on the 24th...Oh shit...no this isn't good Shin Megami Tensei hashtag Fire Emblem is out that day! Also I don't know if I can wait another two weeks for Rhythm Heaven Megamix!! What is a person to do!?!? Oh well, my main things are Ironcast and Axiom Verge...mostly Ironcast...and Sunless Sea...and...lemme consult my wishlist...

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Just when I was starting to make money...

Redlin5:
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Just when I was starting to make money...

I have over $300 saved for the sale I've building up since April.

BRING IT ON F**KERS! I'M READY FOR YA THIS TIME!!

Yeah, I got a Email about it a few days ago. Meh, I'm not that all hyped this time round.

I've spend all of my hype mapping out my future Steam Badge Collection progression... so, this sale season better impress the non-existing extra funds or else I'm gaining some new levels this summer! Bar none! This ain't like that winter sale shit of 2015!

Other than that, I'm taking note of all of the OG prices while I can... for "no reason" whatsoever...

Here's hoping the Steam VR catalog gets some price drops. I have a number of VR/Vive games on my wishlist and the primary thing keeping me from trying them has been the asking price. I'm just not ready to throw ~$30 at some of them. There have been some games I've purchased for my Vive that have easily been worth the $15~$25 they asked for. Some worth far more than that, even. But, I've gotten to a point where I'm just unwilling to spend full price on almost any game over $30, with very few exceptions.

As much as I loved the new DOOM, the only reason I was even comfortable with 'pre-ordering' it was because, via Amazon, I was able to pre-order the game for around $40. Otherwise, I would have waited months for a significant sale. Hell, thinking on it, the last time I paid full price for a game, as in $50~$60, was Titanfall, and that was over 2 years ago.

But, if the sale ends up being a dud, I won't be that bothered. I have a number of games in my Steam, GOG, and PS4 libraries I have yet to get to.

Metalrocks:
i have nearly 20 games on my wishlist. i wonder how many of them will get a big discount. since its mostly indie titles. for me its important if it get over 75% off. or at least below 10$ to be considered worth it.

Depends, but many "indie" titles see fairly drastic price drops. Especially if A: they've been out for a while, B: they aren't in early access, or C: they haven't been selling well.

Here's hoping Terraria, Project Zomboid, Torchlight 2, and Broforce go way down in price. I'd like to buy a few copies of each to give to some friends. Each is a hell of a lot of fun in co-op.

Pirate Of PC Master race:
Ah, steam summer sale. This might as well be sacred holiday of PC gamers.

Pirate Of PC Master race:
Ah, steam summer sale. This might as well be sacred holiday of PC gamers.

I am looking somewhat forward...

Kid: Santa, who's that?

Parent: That was a fat man that kids used to believe gave them presents in the olden days, back before the coming of GabeN and the Summer Sale replaced Christmas as the time all children look forward to.

Josh123914:
Hmm, on the one hand I could vote in the EU referendum... but I might miss out on a flash deal...

Gonna go buy some Steam Wallet vouchers tomorrow.

I think your PC games will cost more if you don't vote in the referendum. besides it only takes a few hours to vote

I wonder if the Fallout 4 season pass will be on sale. Thus far, the DLC hasn't been worth it (going by the Steam reviews).

Still, there's a few games I wouldn't mind getting.

Gordon_4:

Josh123914:
Hmm, on the one hand I could vote in the EU referendum... but I might miss out on a flash deal...

Gonna go buy some Steam Wallet vouchers tomorrow.

Do both, fill up the ol' Steam wallet and just use the Steam app on your Smartphone. Decide the fate of the EU and get fantastic deals on games; democracy and capitalism go hand in hand after all :p

Watch I'll be holed up in a voting station for 20 minutes because a purchase refuses to go through on my shite internet connection.

Spacewolf:

Do they even do flash sales any more I thought they got rid of that when they introduced the refund policy?

They changed it so that instead of the % off a game fluctuating between daily deals, flash sales etc making people miss them and constantly checkm, It is now a flat % off the whole sale, so if it is 66% off at the start of the sale it isn't going to then become 75% or 90% off a few hours/days later.

Josh123914:
Hmm, on the one hand I could vote in the EU referendum... but I might miss out on a flash deal...

Gonna go buy some Steam Wallet vouchers tomorrow.

Flash sales are no longer a thing. They stopped doing them because... well, pretty much for the reason you gave.

Wait a minute- if Paypal is releasing this information, it presumably means that it's not going to damage their relationship with Valve, which means Valve is comfortable with them doing it- so why are we not hearing this from Valve?

Waiting on a huge sale on anything Metal Gear Solid.

At first i read "Bioware: the wallet-stalking" and thought WTF. But yeah, anyone following the rumors knew this already, its been leaked two weeks ago. Not that it really matters anymore now that there are no flash sales so you go in, buy what your going to buy and forget about the sale.

Spacewolf:

Do they even do flash sales any more I thought they got rid of that when they introduced the refund policy?

No.

Josh123914:
Hmm, on the one hand I could vote in the EU referendum... but I might miss out on a flash deal...

Gonna go buy some Steam Wallet vouchers tomorrow.

You can vote in peace, there wont be any flash deals.

Bobular:

Kid: Santa, who's that?

Parent: That was a fat man that kids used to believe gave them presents in the olden days, back before the coming of GabeN and the Summer Sale replaced Christmas as the time all children look forward to.

Santa was a pseudonym Gabe Newell used before he opened an official company.

Recusant:
Wait a minute- if Paypal is releasing this information, it presumably means that it's not going to damage their relationship with Valve, which means Valve is comfortable with them doing it- so why are we not hearing this from Valve?

Valve continues being famously bad at communication i guess?

 

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